Bihar assembly polls: RJD to contest 144 seats, Congress gets 70

Bihar’s opposition grand alliance on Saturday announced seat-sharing for the upcoming assembly polls in the state.

Announcing the arrangement, Tejashwi Yadav said, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) will contest on 144 seats while the Congress will contest 70 seats in Bihar. CPM will fight on 4 seats, CPI will contest on 6 seats and CPIM-L on 19. Yadav also announced that RJD will accommodate Vikashheel Insaan Party (VIP) and JMM from its quota of 144 seats.

The grand alliance also announced RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav as the leader of the alliance and indicated that he is the likely chief minister if the coalition wins the Bihar assembly elections.

The elections to elect 243-member Bihar assembly will take place in three phases. The first phase of elections will be held on October 28, the second phase of elections will be held on November 3 and the last phase of elections will be held on November 7. The counting of votes will take place on November 10.